IN&OUTTONIGHT STARS & PUZZLES PUZZLES&FUN2 Intheright-handpicture,Susanstrouserlegislonger,hernecklacehas moved,thereisanextraredlineonherscarf,herhandbagstrapis shorterandthereismoregrassbyherfeet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 You dont think of yourself as a creature of habit. While its true that youre flexible about most things, there are some activities or elements of your schedule that you regard as sacred, and so wont even discuss changing. But now you must, or face serious difficulties because of changes in circumstances themselves. Sometimes a gentle hint that youve no interest in pursuing plans is enough for most people. But one particular individual is so persistent that theyre oblivious to any such subtle messages. Youll need to be blunt, and youll probably have to make your views known to them more than once. By now youre starting to realise that recent frank exchanges, which you assumed had cleared up certain tricky issues, were only the beginning. The problem is, these are more complex than you thought. Getting to the bottom of them will require time, persistence and a willingness to delve into issues youve been avoiding. Of the 12 signs, Capricorns and Scorpios are most adept at handling complex power struggles. But even youve been having difficulty with the underhand manoeuvres of certain individuals. Be patient. Their strategy is to rush you. However, soon theyll slip, and you can regain control. If you managed to avoid recent, rather bitter disputes that broke out between those around you, then youll have clear sailing ahead. However, you probably couldnt avoid getting involved in some element of these disputes, and so are urged to tidy up any misunderstandings before they become more serious. While youre justified in feeling upset about persistent problems in one particularly demanding relationship, thats only making it worse. Stop discussing how bad things are with those who simply agree. Instead, talk over the situation with those wholl actually help you find a solution. Only days ago you were listing the reasons why you simply couldnt go along with the rather exotic ventures others were suggesting. Since then youve learned more, and youve become intrigued. You should be. You may not recognise how good these plans are until youre actually involved. Usually youre the first to encourage others to explore various options and debate their worth before decisions are made. But things are moving too swiftly for that. This not only means cutting any exchanges of ideas short, you must also adopt an uncharacteristically autocratic approach to the decision-making process. You dislike it when others are heavy-handed with you, so you try to avoid dealing with them in an unsympathetic manner. But the clash between Mars, newly arrived in your sign, and the uncompromising Pluto indicates that, however upsetting it might be, you have to tell it like it is. On those occasions when you know you have right on your side, youre not only fearless, you seem to have access to resources and an awareness beyond your usual capacities. This is the case now. Others may be anxious about your stance and the accompanying risks. But from your perspective, youve no choice. When you first became involved in certain plans, they seemed as exciting as they were promising. But since then youve learned more about the people and arrangements in question and your enthusiasm has cooled. Yet others are urging you to remain involved. This would only delay your inevitable parting. Answer:sum-anther-math-hiss(actressSamanthaMathis) No 625 ACROSS 4. Allure (7) 8. Required (6) 9. Projectile (7) 10. Look at (6) 11. Really (6) 12. Stimulating (8) 18. Left to choice (8) 20. Drive forward (6) 21. Wrench (6) 22. Broadcast (7) 23. Accent (6) 24. Relies (7) DOWN 1. Disrobe (7) 2. Marine bird (7) 3. Dread (6) 5. Dusk (8) 6. Dwell (6) 7. Visitor (6) 13. Solitary (8) 14. Increase (7) 15. Slim (7) 16. Decorated (6) 17. Elf (6) 19. Communicate (6) Yesterdays solution No 624 Across 1 Predecessor; 9 Nip; 10 Timepiece; 11 Offer; 13 Imitate; 14 Cynics; 16 Egoist; 18 Ringlet; 19 Tight; 20 Eliminate; 21 Ago; 22 Alternately. Down 2 Rip; 3 Deter; 4 Commit; 5 Sapling; 6 Operating; 7 Unconcerned; 8 Detestation; 12 Financial; 15 Collide; 17 Attain; 19 Treat; 21 All.Answers tomorrow STARSShelley von Strunckel Forecasts whats in the stars for you For your weekly in-depth forecast, call the number next to your star sign Aries Call 0906 650 5430 21 March-19 April Taurus Call 0906 650 5431 20 April-20 May Gemini Call 0906 650 5432 21 May-20 June Cancer Call 0906 650 5433 21 June-22 July Leo Call 0906 650 5434 23 July-22 August Virgo Call 0906 650 5435 23 August-22 September Libra Call 0906 650 5436 23 September-22 October Scorpio Call 0906 650 5437 23 October-21 November Sagittarius Call 0906 650 5438 22 November-21 December Capricorn Call 0906 650 5439 22 December-19 January Aquarius Call 0906 650 5440 20 January-18 February Pisces Call 0906 650 5441 19 February-20 March Libra Call 0906 650 5436 23 September-22 October Jonty Clark LiteCrossword Live Astrology: Now you can speak to one of Shelleys professional astrologers live. 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Things were getting bad but, having been so intimately involved, you had lost your perspective. Alteredimage Spot five differences in these pictures of singer Susan Boyle. Answers below Scribblepad ARIES 0906 8336 504 TAURUS 0906 8336 505 GEMINI 0906 8336 506 CANCER 0906 8336 507 LEO 0906 8336 508 VIRGO 0906 8336 509 LIBRA 0906 8336 510 SCORPIO 0906 8336 511 SAGITTARIUS 0906 8336 512 CAPRICORN 0906 8336 501 AQUARIUS 0906 8336 502 PISCES 0906 8336 503 Foryourmonthlyforecastcall: Calls cost 60p per minute. The astro-line horoscopes are updated every Friday And if its your birthday... Athlete Denise Lewis celebrates her 37th birthday today THERE are discussions about crucial issues. And then there are the exchanges that need to take place with several people. In each you must be blunt about certain joint responsibilities and what you expect from them. 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